Colgate-Palmolive: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
NEW YORK (AP) _ Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $643 million.
The New York-based company said it had profit of 75 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 73 cents per share.
The results matched Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 73 cents per share.
The consumer products maker posted revenue of $4.01 billion in the period, which beat Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.94 billion.
For the year, the company reported profit of $2.37 billion, or $2.75 per share. Revenue was reported as $15.69 billion.
Colgate-Palmolive shares have climbed nearly 1% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed roughly 2%. The stock has increased nearly 9% in the last 12 months.